Today’s Headlines

  • Bike-Share Foe Maes Will Face Livability Advocate Hickenlooper in Governor’s Race (Denver Post)
  • More Election Night Results (CNN)
  • Feds on the Verge of Changing Standards That Obstruct Innovative Bikeway Projects (BikePortland)
  • Plane Crash Kills Longtime Oil-State Senator Ted Stevens (The Hill)
  • Did Global Warming Cause an Island of Ice to Break Off Petermann Glacier? (NYT)
  • Seattle Mulls Special Transportation Tax District (Seattle Times)
  • Maryland Gov O’Malley Defends Purple Line (Baltimore Sun)
  • Get Your Paranoid, Cynical View of the Livable Communities Act Right Here (American Thinker)
  • Detroit Free Press: Virulent Anti-Transit and Anti-Tax Attitudes Attract a Thin Slice of the Electorate
  • Will Florida Get High Speed Rail Right? (Huffington Post)

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Today’s Headlines

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Despite Shuster’s Rejection, Stakeholders Keep Pushing for Gas Tax Hike (Bloomberg, The Hill) Congressional Investigation on Rail Safety Begins Today (Prairie Business) Indiana House Committee Votes 11-1 to Fund Transit (Star) Midwest Dominates EPA Smart Growth Awards (American City & Country) Anti-Gentrification Activists in San Francisco Seattle Protest Google Microsoft Bus (Atlantic Cities) Active Trans […]

How Ambitious Will Seattle Get With Its Transit Expansion Plan?

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Next November, voters in the Seattle region will be asked to approve a new tax to fund a major expansion of the region’s light rail system. The $15 billion plan to expand transit, known as ST3, would be funded by a mix of sales taxes, property taxes, and car registration fees collected for 15 years. The big question is which projects […]

The Seattle Times: For Free Markets, Unless They Mean Less Parking

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Minimum parking requirements are, essentially, a tax on development meant to encourage driving. The cost of housing and offices rises and the difference in rents and sales prices is plowed into new automobile infrastructure. But there is perhaps no other American entitlement as fiercely defended as this widely misunderstood car subsidy. Take this case from […]

Today’s Headlines

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Chao: Trump’s Infrastructure “Vision” Will Be Released in “Next Several Weeks” (Hill, AP) Gas Tax Hikes: Highway Contractors Prepare for SC Windfall (Independent Mail), Want Same in Kansas (KMUW) Oregon Legislature’s Transportation Funding Plan Wrongly Assumes More People = More Cars (Willamette Week) Meanwhile, Oregon’s Bike Industry Fights Back Against Legislature’s Bike Tax Proposal (BikePortland) Learning Lessons […]

Today’s Headlines

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DOT Narrows “Smart City Challenge” Down to Seven Finalists… (WaPo) …Including Kansas City, Denver, Austin (KC Star, Denver Post, KXAN) LA Would See Range of Major Transit Projects If Voters Approve $120B Tax (LA Times) Report: Feds Aren’t Ready to Regulate Driverless Cars (The Verge) How the New UW Light Rail Station Could Transform Seattle (Seattle Times) […]